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Register Now for Editors Canada 2018 Certification Tests


The Gold Standard of Editing

Being certified by Editors Canada is the recognition of an editor's high level of professional knowledge and skill. In today's competitive job market, certification demonstrates your expertise—and gives you a marketing advantage.

Editors Canada offers two certification tests each year, on a two-year rotation.   

The certification tests offered in 2018 are Structural Editing and Proofreading.  These tests will be offered again in 2020.  

Registration for the Structural Editing and Proofreading certification tests opens on July 19,  2018.  The tests will be held on November 17, 2018. 

Certification tests  for Stylistic Editing and Copy Editing  will be offered in 2019.  

Register now for the 2018 Certification tests.


Test Format

The Structural Editing certification tests will be  held in computer labs on PC computers.  Please note that we are not offering the test on Mac computers.   

The Proofreading certification test will be completed on paper. 


Test Date 2018

Structural Editing      Saturday, November 17, 2018    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proofreading                Saturday, November 17, 2018    2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   


Test Fees 

  Editors Canada members Non-members
One test $450 $550
Two tests $850 $1,050

Test Locations


Final test locations will depend on registration numbers.  Addresses and other location information will be emailed to certification test writers.

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